EXCERPT page containing first few paragraphs. 2018-01-17 06:54:10
UA_SEARCH_BOT_null @ 184.108.40.206
The Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon makes an outstanding lens for focus stacking.
The highly corrected design of the Otus 28/1.4 along with a low level of breathing (change of magnification when focusing at different distances) all making stacking unusually easy.
Tip: outer-zone peripheral forward field curvature and focus shift mean that the last frame should be shot at the most distance point and/or focused in one of the distant corners.
White Rocks to Distant Sprinter
This image gave me fits in trying go stack it because that bright hillside was hard to preserve with detail without making the rest of the frame way too dark (+100 shadows and -100 highlights not enough!). Ultimately I darkened things somewhat, retaining a satisfactory amount of detail in that hillside. Stacking with very high contrast scenes like this can be hard.
Article continues for subscribers...
Diglloyd Guide to Zeiss is by yearly subscription. Subscribe now for about 21 cents a day ($75/year).
BEST DEAL: get full access to ALL 7 PUBLICATIONS for only 68 cents a day ($249.95)!
Diglloyd Guide to Zeiss offers comprehensive integrated coverage of Zeiss DSLR lenses for Canon and Nikon. Nearly a decade in the making, it covers everything you need to know for every lens in the ZF.2, ZE, Milvus and Otus lines. Zeiss mirrorless lenses are covered in Guide to Mirrorless and Zeiss ZM rangefinder lenses in Guide to Leica.
- Make better images by learning how to get the best results right away. A “cheat sheet” saving months of ad-hoc learning—Guide to Zeiss is much more than lens reviews.
- Save money by choosing the right lens for your needs the first time. A year’s subscription covering ALL these lenses is a tiny fraction of the cost of just ONE lens.
- Make better images, a sort of “cheat sheet” saving yourself months or years of ad-hoc learning—Guide to Zeiss spells out best practices.
- Real world examples with insights found nowhere else. Make sharper images just by understanding lens behavior you won’t read about elsewhere.
- Jaw-dropping image quality found nowhere else utilizing Retina-grade images up to 28 megapixels filling up to 5K display, plus large crops.
- Aperture series from wide open through stopped down, showing the full range of lens performance and bokeh.
- Optical quality analysis of field curvature, focus shift, sharpness, flare, distortion, and performance in the field.
Want a preview? Click on any page below to see an excerpt. And see Lloyd’s essays at Lenspire.Zeiss.com.